You Promised Me Forever (Art & Poetry)

Photographic Prints

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 8.0"
Medium 12.0" x 12.0"
Large 16.0" x 16.0"
X large 20.0" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


Artist's Description

Please listen to the music below that inspired this work.

Something that looks colorful & happy from the outside can be covering a web of lies, deception & pain. A beautiful facade. A deeper look may reveal more than meets the eye.

Look a Little Closer

You Promised Me Forever a poem by Rhonda Strickland
You are so good to me,
You love me so very much.
If it wasn’t for your love for me
I would not be good enough.

If only I would remember this,
I wouldn’t make you mad…
You told me you were sorry
For those awful things you said.

I know now that It was my fault,
I don’t deserve your love.
I’m foolish to think otherwise,
You remind me with a shove.

But you apologize and hold me,
Beg forgiveness for what you’ve done.
If only I had just obeyed you,
You would not have needed the gun.

You promised me forever
This promise to me you gave.
Now I am yours forever,
Buried in an unmarked grave. . .

Rhonda Strickland©

Island by Heather Nova

Abuse comes in various forms; physical, sexual, verbal and emotional. . .
Any form is unacceptable.

A hit, a kiss, a kick, a kiss. . . he’s too scared to hit me now, he brings flowers instead. . .


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This is an edit of the original piece. Background & overlay images & created in Apophysis, Fractal Painter & Incendia. Used PSCS6 with filters to blend textures & colors and formulate the appearance of a thought provoking image that correlated my vision with the music and my interpretation of the intent of it. Several blending layers with various Fractalius renderings.

stock images from stock.exchng:
Male Faces from masochisitcannibal at Deviant Art
Female Face from YellowStock at Deviant Art
Texture from Skeletal Mess
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